Jeremy Allen White and his estranged spouse, Addison Timlin, have reached a custody agreement that grants him access to their children, subject to specific conditions. This arrangement necessitates White’s compliance with several stipulations, the most notable being the requirement to undergo alcohol testing five days a week.
According to court documents acquired by ET, the stars of “The Bear” have mutually agreed to share joint custody of their two daughters, Ezer, aged 4, and Dolores, aged 2. This custody agreement hinges on White’s adherence to Soberlink testing on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, confirming his sobriety during interactions with his children.
Soberlink, a cutting-edge portable breathalyzer equipped with wireless connectivity, incorporates advanced features, including facial recognition software, to ensure the authorized individual is conducting the test. According to the court documents, a compliant test signifies that no alcohol is detected, and White’s identity is verified. In contrast, a positive test indicates alcohol presence, while a non-compliant test encompasses a positive alcohol test or an unverified identity.
Should White undergo a non-compliant or positive test leading to the termination of his custody time, both parties’ attorneys will convene within seven days to determine the subsequent steps regarding custodial time. It’s also emphasized in the court documents that the alcohol tests may generate false-positive outcomes.
In the context of “test confirmation and retesting,” it is noted that if the initial test is compliant, a re-test is unnecessary. However, if a positive test emerges, Soberlink prompts White to retest in 15 minutes to establish whether the alcohol originated from consumption or accidental exposure, such as mouthwash. Non-compliance will only result from a positive test if the initial positive test is corroborated by a missed or positive retest.
Furthermore, White has been directed to attend individual therapy at least once a week and participate in no fewer than two Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings each week. Timlin retains the right to request proof of AA meeting attendance and weekly therapy, and White must provide such evidence within three days of her request.
It is essential to note that, according to the court documents, this stipulation was not to be filed with the court unless one of the parties breached the terms or there was a “non-compliant test” or “positive test” by White, as defined in the agreement. Presumably, a potential breach triggered the court filing. Timlin signed this confidential stipulation on September 30, followed by White on October 3. These court documents were officially filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday.
As part of the custody agreement, White and Timlin have consented to allow either parent to be present at any of their children’s activities, including soccer games, performances, or other events.
According to the court documents, a mediation session in January 2024 is scheduled to address the terms of this custody agreement. In terms of custody arrangements, White and Timlin have outlined a specific schedule that guarantees White access to his children for a minimum of four days a week. Regarding holidays, the court documents stipulate that White and Timlin shall collaborate in good faith to allocate custodial time with the children.
Their separation occurred in May when Timlin filed for divorce. The divorce filing, as acquired by ET, cites the date of separation as September 1, 2022. Notably, this was prior to White’s Best Actor win at the Golden Globe Awards in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy earlier that year, where he openly expressed his affection for Timlin during his acceptance speech.